Barbarian Invasions, The
Rating = B+
A 50-year old
Canadian college professor and leftist intellectual is dying of cancer. His
estranged son, a successful financier, comes to see his father in the hospital and uses his
financial and deal-making means to make his father's final days more
comfortable. The son also notifies his father's friends of how sick
he is, and they come to be with the father in his final days.
The father, his son, his daughter-in-law, and the daughter of an old
mistress of his all learn something about life as they and the others
spend the final days supporting him.